EarlyON Child and Family Centres

COVID-19 Update:

EarlyON Child and Family Centre Programs will be canceled until April 5, 2020 or until further notice.

Bruce County EarlyON Educators want you to know that although programs are cancelled, they are still here for you! Are you trying to remember the tune or words of a song or fingerplay Educators sing at group time? Have a development question or concern? Looking for activity ideas for a variety of age groups? Give us a call at 1-800-616-8116 or send a private message on Facebook.

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Early Years Supervisor

Kathy Johnston
Tel:  519-881-0431
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New for 2020!

Earn EarlyON Beanstack Badges!

To register, check out Beanstack at the Bruce County Library for activities and summer reading programs for all ages and stages: https://brucecounty.beanstack.org

Badge 1 - Water Works

Pour! Splash! Drizzle! Water play is one of Bruce County EarlyON’s favourite sensory activities for children. It is easy to set up, supervise, and adapt for a variety of age groups! Choose one of the following activities and learn about volume, opposites, cause and effect, flow and more!

Badge 2 - Expedition

Love scavenger hunts? We do to! Enhance your child’s observation and listening skills in a fun, relaxed and natural way. Choose one of the following activities and learn about becoming more aware of your surroundings. We’d love to see and hear about what your family finds!

Badge 3 - Discover

What will you and your little scientist learn together? As children explore, they are naturally drawn to the discovery of the world around them. Nurture your child’s curiosity to explore and discover by trying out one of the following science activities!

Badge 4 - Mix and Stir

Follow a recipe with your child and notice how the muscles in the body are used to complete the tasks. Mixing and stirring requires the use of fine motor skills and co-ordination to get the job done! Mix and stir with your child and you will see that there is an added bonus; an item to play with or eat!


Learning Together!

Our Registered Early Childhood Education team develops and implements quality programs based on the four foundations of the Ministry of Education’s “How Does Learning Happen?” document which offers a co-learning approach based on the interests of the children, family, educators, and the community.

Do you have Parenting/Childcare Questions?

We provide support over the phone, by email, or visit us at one of our many Bruce County locations.

Getting Involved In Our Community!

EarlyON Child and Family Centres in Bruce County have partnerships with the Bruce Grey Catholic District School Board, the Bluewater District School Board and a variety of community agencies and services that are all working together to support you and your children as they grow.

Child Care Partner Support Teams!

EarlyON Educators work together with the Bruce County Early Learning Coordinator, Resource Teachers, and Childcare Case Workers on Child Care Partner Support Teams to enhance relationships and quality programming in licensed Child Care and Early Years programs in all Bruce County communities.